Lesson 1 (from Foreword and Prologue, "Looking Backward: 1964 to 1991,")
The objective of this lesson is to learn about how tone is used in the Foreword and Prologue, "Looking Backward: 1964 to 1991," to convey the author's message.
Tasks, Ideas, Challenges, and Homework
Activity 1: Have students write down what they think the author's tone is in the Foreword and Prologue, "Looking Backward: 1964 to 1991." What tone is used in the chapter? How do you know that this the author's tone? What evidence do you see in the chapter to prove that this is the author's tone? How does the tone affect the story? What tone could the author use to convey a different message? Students should share their response with a partner.
Activity 2: Divide students into groups of three or four. Have each group write a breaking news story with the goal of using a specific tone to write and deliver the text. Each group should be prepared...
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